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Further FBU strike dates announced

5 June 2014

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today announced further strike dates as they remain in dispute with central government over pensions.

Strike action will take place at the following times:

Thursday 12 June 09:00hrs to Friday 13 June 09:00hrs

Saturday 21 June 10:00hrs – 17:00hrs

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Dene Sanders, said:

“The Service continues to be tested by this national dispute but is continually assessing and reviewing its contingency plans so that the best possible service can be delivered to the community at times of strike action. We will continue to operate an adequate service during strike action and to achieve this we need to draw on some of our current staff as well as reservists to provide that service. Their efforts are very much appreciated.

“We have confidence in our robust plans that will enable us to provide an emergency response service and those plans proved successful during the last period of strike action. However the service will be reduced from what we can ordinarily provide and what the public expect,” CFO Sanders added.

“As there will be fewer fire engines available to attend incidents during periods of industrial action it is even more important that people take extra care to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. I would urge everyone to ensure their homes have smoke detectors and to test them each week; by having working smoke alarms fitted in your home, you will be alerted quickly should a fire break out. Checking all appliances are turned off and closing all internal doors is a quick and simple task to help make sure a fire doesn’t start when you go to bed. I would also urge drivers to take extra care on the roads and businesses to take extra safety precautions,” CFO Sanders went on to point out.

Safety information and updates on the industrial action are available elsewhere on the HFRS website.

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